The four seasons of the universe

Water Babies association
Meet, Music / Concert, All public, Grand Pic Saint-Loup, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

Work residency
Monday April 24 to Friday April 28
open to the public
Thursday April 27, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Triolet – Amphi 5.06, Montpellier

Friday June 23rd
from 8:30pm, Esplanade and Théâtre de verdure, Viols-en-Lava
outdoor – open to all – fee required
more informations

Work residency
Tuesday August 15 to Thursday August 17
La Grange Bouillon Cube, Causse de la Selle
open to all – free

Saturday August 19th
from 8 pm at La Grange Bouillon Cube, Causse de la Selle
outdoor – open to all – fee required
more informations

Autumn “The day of the night”
Saturday, October 14th
from 8.30pm in Murviel-lès-Montpellier
outdoor – open to all

Friday, January 19, 2024
théâtre Jérome Savary, Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone
indoor – open to all

A series of immersive, participatory astro-musical lectures for the general public.

Captives of our over-lit cities, we’ve lost direct contact with the Universe, with the starry sky.

To renew this lost link, we’re offering a series of 4 astro-musical lectures in which the scientific narrative (by Vincent Guillet, astrophysicist, University of Montpellier) is accompanied by a quartet of musicians led by drummer and composer Arnaud Le Meur. In this lecture staged by Aurélie Namur, astrophysics and music exchange and play, to let you feel the dynamics at work in the Universe.

Our common thread on this journey? The 4 seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – so characteristic of the European art of living. Three of these evenings will be outdoors, allowing you to contemplate the celestial vault, and one, Winter, indoors.

Each season will have its own musical composition, its own quartet, its own scientific narrative, and its own color. This red thread will enable us to rediscover the evolution of the sky over the course of the year, and to revisit the history of the Universe, in music, with a poetic and philosophical approach.

The story, which is free of mathematical formulas but makes great use of analogies drawn from everyday life, will be illustrated on screen with astronomical images taken by the largest telescopes, as well as live images of the Milky Way taken by a digital telescope. Telescope observation will also be offered by the Association Sétoise d’Astronomie dans le Pays de Thau: observation of the Moon and planets before the show, observation of the deep sky after the show.

Our partners :

  • Montpellier 2028
  • L’Université de Montpellier et son service Art & Culture
  • La Faculté des Sciences de Montpellier
  • Le Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier
  • La société Vaonis
  • L’Association Sétoise d’Astronomie dans le Pays de Thau
  • L’Association Ateliers des Sables
  • La Grange / Bouillon Cube
  • ASTEC-PSL (organisateur du festival Jeune Planète)
  • La Commune de Viols-en-Laval

Scientific narrative: Vincent Guillet (LUPM/Université de Montpellier, IAS/UniversitéParis-Saclay, Association Atelier des Sables)

Musical composition: Arnaud Lemeur (Association Water Babies)

Outside view / Stage direction: Aurélie Namur (Cie Les Nuits Claires)

Visual: Véronique Garençon

© NASA/ESA/Hubble - Véronique Garençon